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Rafael Paganini

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Rafael Paganini is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel of the Alliance Academy, who worked extensively also with Eduardo Leitão and Max Trombini. One of the top medium-heavyweights of his generation, Paganini conquered a Brazilian Nationals title and multiple International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) World Championship medals in the colored belt divisions, prior to earning his black belt in 2019. Rafael is also the brother of another skilled BJJ black belt, Mr. Caio Paganini.

Rafael Paganini Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Rafael Lopes Paganini

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: C. Gracie > H. Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Rafael Paganini

Lineage 2: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Augusto > Rubens Charles > Michael Langhi > Rafael Paganini

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2019*)
  • 1st Place South American Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF BH Winter Open NoGi (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Vitoria Open (2019)
  • 2nd Place South American Championship (2019*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Vitoria Open (2019*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2018 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NoGi (2018** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2017 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2019 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro (2016 / 2018 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF São Paulo Open (2014 / 2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016* / 2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2018 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017** / 2018* brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: DLR

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance

Rafael Paganini Biography

Rafael Paganini was born on April 06, 1995 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Growing up Paganini practiced and competed in an array of sports, though none with a particularly dedicated approach. At the age of 14, however, Rafael decided to pick something that could not only challenge his limits in discipline and physicality but could also improve his self-confidence. He chose jiu-jitsu for that effect, starting his grappling life at the Cia Paulista headquarters with Eduardo Leitão and Max Trombini.

As a purple belt, after he joined a local university to learn management, Rafael had an epiphany and realized he wanted to follow a career in BJJ. The pursuit of his dream, in his belief, required that Paganini moved to a bigger team, with a bigger competition focus and a higher level of athletes on the mats, finding this environment at the Alliance – Matrix (SP) with coaches Michael Langhi and Fábio Gurgel.

Under the guidance of two of the most prestigious coaches in our sport / martial art, Rafael conquered his most impressive international in the colored belt divisions, performances which earned him his brown and black belts, the latter earned on June 2019, from coaches Langhi and Gurgel.

Rafael Paganini Grappling Record

36 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Arm in guillotine
39
9
#86e620
Choke from back
22
5
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
13
3
#d1212a
Short choke
9
2
#fad11b
RNC
4
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
4
1
#224aba
Choke
4
1
#ff9124
Bread cutter
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (7%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Arm in Ezekiel
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Rafael Paganini Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
20986Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGF2019
21182Leon BritoLPointsVitoria OpenABSSF2019
21227Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLInjuryFloripa WOABSSF2019
21971Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPointsCuritiba Sp. Open88KGF2019
22181C. NegromonteC. NegromonteLArm in EzekielGrand Slam RJ85KGSF2019
22459Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionSouth AmericanABSF2019
22731Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds85KGSF2019
22959Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 12x0European Open88KG4F2020
24138Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 5x0Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24523Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsLPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2020
24627Wallace CostaWallace CostaLPts: 2x2, PenMundial CBJJEABS4F2020
24924Wellington LuisWellington LuisLPts: 4x2Big Deal Pro 285KGSPF2021
25660Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoLPts: 4x2S. American NG91KG4F2021
25683Antonio AssefLReferee DecisionS. American NGABS4F2021
26162Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2SA Cont. Pro85KGR22021
20984Leon BritoWPts: 4x2BH Winter Open88KGSF2019
20994Andre MunizWShort chokeBH Winter NGO97KGF2019
21167Yuri SantosWGuillotineVitoria Open88KG4F2019
21169Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 0x0, AdvVitoria Open88KGSF2019
21170H. RiedlingerWPts: 10x2Vitoria Open88KGF2019
21177Bernardo DibWPointsVitoria OpenABSR12019
21178Bruno BressanWPointsVitoria OpenABS4F2019
21213Gustavo SantiagoWChoke from backFloripa WO88KG4F2019
21223Alexandre CarmusiWRNCFloripa WOABSR12019
21224Simoneli EmilianoWChoke from backFloripa WOABS4F2019
21600Kainaa BertoniWBow and arrowSao Paulo Open88KG4F2019
21601Pedro AlcantaraWPointsSao Paulo Open88KGSF2019
21678Leonardo GoncalvesWShort chokeBrasileiro NoGiABSR22019
21681Rafael ReisWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGiABS4F2019
21683Marcelo GomideMarcelo GomideWArm in guillotineBrasileiro NoGiABSF2019
21968Caio ViniciusWArm in guillotineCuritiba Sp. Open88KG4F2019
21970Carlos AndradeWPointsCuritiba Sp. Open88KGSF2019
22173Joao OliveiraWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ85KGR12019
22178Marcos MartinsMarcos MartinsWPts: 9x4Grand Slam RJ85KG4F2019
22429Alejandro HenriqueWGuillotineSouth American88KGR12019
22435Carlos AlvesWArm in guillotineSouth American88KGSF2019
22452Marcos GirotoWArm in guillotineSouth AmericanABSR12019
22455Cleyton FloresWArm in guillotineSouth AmericanABS4F2019
22727Yuri SilvaWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12019
22730Kenji SetteWArm in guillotineNoGi Worlds85KG4F2019
22955Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open88KGR12020
24130Jackson RubensWDQCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24134Nathan MendelshonWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio86KGRR2020
24141P. MachadoD---Copa Podio86KGRR2020
24508Alexandre SantosAlexandre SantosWChokeGrand Slam RJ85KGR12020
24519Carlos AndradeWArm in guillotineGrand Slam RJ85KG8F2020
24619Denis DamascenoWChoke from backMundial CBJJEABSR12020
24623Anton SeleznevWPts: 2x0Mundial CBJJEABSR22020
25077Vinicius ReisWChoke from backRio Open88KG4F2021
25078Pedro PimentaWPts: 4x3Rio Open88KGSF2021
25680Jose NetoWGuillotineS. American NGABSR22021
26157Rafael NegrettyWBread cutterSA Cont. Pro85KGR12021

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